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Title: Haematological changes associated with crude oil ingestion in experimental rabbits
Authors: Ovuru. S. S.
Ekweozor, I. K. E.
Keywords: Haematological changes, crude oil ingestion, experimental rabbits
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2004
Publisher: Academic Journals
Citation: African Journal of Biotechnology (ISSN: 1684-5315) Vol 3 Num 6
Abstract: Blood cell profile among experimental rabbits associated with crude oil ingestion were evaluated and was significantly (P<0.05) altered. Erythrocytes decreased linearly (P<0.05) indicating an anemic condition. The decrease also affected dependable factors such as packed cell volume (PVC) and haemoglobin (Hb). Leukocyctes, the main defense cells of the animal decreased linearly (P<0.05) further indicating susceptibility of the animal to stress and infection. Granulolytic leukocytes, which include neutrophils and eosinophils increased linearly (P<0.05). This increase is a physiological response to stress. Lymphocytes, antibody forming leukocytes decreased linearly, indicating a response to stress and susceptibility of the animal to infection. Crude oil fraction present in the diet has serious consequences on hematological parameters in animals.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/6509
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=jb04068
Rights: Copyright 2004 - Academic Journals.
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